Friday, December 28, 2007

Attention All PMRians and others as well..

Wow.. i have been hearing wonderful news back home.. Just wanted to Congratulate all PMRians for the wonderful results each and everyone of you got.. continue to shine for the Lord..

As you all move on to Form 4, you might get a little shock in the beginning but you will get used to it. The fact that you might find out that things are maybe much more difficult shows that you are progressing into a whole new level of learning. Take it as a challege and a form of increasing maturity on your part. Hope that you all will enjoy this new stage of your education.

Before i forget, please consider taking Bible Knowledge as a subject. God has called us to be students but that doesn't mean that we only study science, maths etc. We should be constantly study His Word as well. Studying God's Word is even more important. Since the Malaysian government has given us this wonderful opportunity to take Bible Knowledge as a subject, shouldn't we as Christians take it? I don't know the statistics, but i know that many Christians do not take Bible Knowledge because they might complain:

1.they have too many subjects already

2.Bible Knowledge is too hard.

3.I might do badly and it will not look nice on my certificate

What utter nonsense....

Are we saying that taking other subjects are more important than the WOrd of God?

What would the Government think about us Christians when we only claim but don't take the opportunity to take the subject?

Doesn't it show how much we regard studying God's Word?

Anyway.. all i am saying is please consider this carefully. I can confidently say that most of us do not study the Word of God. Quiet time is not counted. So, i say take this oppotunity to kick start your Bible study habit. It will 'force' you to do it. It gave me an extra incentive and motivation then to study because i was a lazy bum. You will only study 2 books, Luke and Acts which are the basics of Christianity. Don't think you already know it. The Word of God is LIFE.

Monday, December 24, 2007

No place like home...

It's the time of the year that you just want to enjoy yourself and nothing else. As far as i can remember, Christmas period has always been a very busy time for me. While i was a child, it was always the time we look forward to as we will get to buy our own presents for Christmas. Christmas Eve's dinner at grandma's house with all the cousins was definitely a time that we enjoyed. All the delicious food that will be made, and of course the opening of presents on the stroke of midnight. As i became a teenager, it was activities all the way. I remember dancing to the song 'Best Friend' for a Christmas party by the pool for church. Carroling was an annual affair but we have significantly grown from 1 bus load to 2 bus loads. Come to think about it. Christmas has always been busy and plenty of people around. That was home.

Spending my first ever Christmas away from my family is weird. It's not easy either. Am currently at a family friends house in south London. But its never the same even when you have friends around. Christmas is not only the celebration of Chirst's birth but a time for family to get together to celebrate. The world has changed so much that families no longer sit down together at a table to eat everyday. Children often can't wait to get out of their houses and complain about the incompetencies of their parents. Christmas is now usually the only time that a family has an excuse to get together to dine. Thats is maybe one of the best things that have come out of this commonly celebrated occasion.

Christmas makes me think of Family. My wonderful family with all my relatives as well. It is a time of celebration of God's goodness and blessing to our family. And of course my Family of God that i treasure so much. So spending Christmas with some family friends in a different country will certainly be a difference experience. But it can never replace wat is back home.Lets just say that there is no place like home...

Friday, December 21, 2007

The lonely turkey

HALLELUYAH!!! I just finish my last lecture today and its the end of the semester. I have been here for 3 full months.Wow.. how did i survive it? i don't know.. but i did.. Off for Christmas break now but will have to be back for exams in January. Thats the only down part. But hey, i deserve a reward after 3 months of hard work. Come on.. don't i deserve it? haha..
People have been asking me about what i will be doin for Christmas. I have been telling some people this story.

The myth: sitting all alone in my room. Roast my own turkey and have it on my own for Christmas eve dinner. Add some entertainment in, maybe watch a movie while eating. Leave the other half of the turkey for Christmas day lunch. All in all, it will be an interesting Christmas with some peace and quiet. But of course a lonely one as well. Because i have no where else to go.

Some people didn't believe a word i said before i could even finish telling my sad plan. But some very good friends of mine(winks at Ryan) actually bought the story and sympathized with me. I wanna thank them for their utter loyalty and faith in me. Haha.. ( i know im goin to get it from them now)
The truth: I will be leaving tomorrow to a family friend's house in Guildford, south of London. I will be spending my entire Chirstmas and New year over there. Of course in the process of enjoying myself i would make sure that i put some study in for my exams as well..(hopefully.. hehe)

Well i am sure you all will be hearing from me again very soon. I have a early Christmas dinner with my friends to go to. So, thats it for now. God bless everyone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad

I have been so busy this pass week. It's end of semester so that means assignments to hand in. Have been writing an essay on Corporal Punishment which some of you have seen. I seriously didn't know that corporal punishment is banned in the UK and all over Europe under EU law until Ryan's cousin aunty told me whne I first got here. It means that the government bans parents from using physical punishment on children. Schools are not allowed to punish either. That's like the stupidest thing i ever heard. How are children goin to learn anyway? By reasoning with them?
Dad:' Please Tom put that knife down. It's dangerous.'
Tom:'Papa.. papa.. nanana... ahhh...'
Tom is 2 years old and you expect him to understand a single word you say. goodness. I think thats why there is a major moral decay over here in the UK. You hear of students in school swearing at teachers and stomping out of the class. Children making police reports about their parents. Teenagers suing their parents in court. What has the world turn into? Parents don't even have the right to discipline their children anymore? I think precautions like this was taken because of several abuse cases that happen. But taking parents authority is like taking away their birth right if i may put it that way. When i have handed in my essay maybe i will post my essay here to see whether you all agree with my arguments and solutions.
On a lighter note, here is a video from Youtube by Russell Peters. He is an indian comedian from Canada and the 2nd best comedian on earth(im the 1st). He is simply hilarious. Go watch this clip, it's only a couple of minutes. He has a swearing problem like all americans but apart from that everything is simply SUPERB!! enjoy... you won't regret..

note: to understand the title you will have to watch the video

If the video is not buffering very well you can go to this link..

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

30 Things To Do In An Exam When You Know You're Going To Fail It Anyways!

This is something i got on facebook from my friend. Most of you all have fonished exams so maybe you can try it next year.. haha.. i might try it.. hehe.. just for fun.. totally pointless..but let me know which are the ones you like best.. have fun..

1. Get a copy of the exam, run out screaming "Andre, Andre, I've got the secret documents!!"

2. Talk the entire way through the exam. Read questions aloud, debate your answers with yourself out loud. If asked to stop, yell out, "I'm SOOO sure that you can hear me thinking." Then start talking about what a jerk the instructor is.

3. Bring a Game Boy. Play with the volume at max level.

4. On the answer sheet find a new, interesting way to refuse to answer every question. For example: I refuse to answer this question on the grounds that it conflicts with my religious beliefs. Be creative.

5. Run into the exam room looking about frantically. Breathe a sigh of relief. Go to the instructor, say "They've found me, I have to leave the country" and run off.

6. 15 min. into the exam, stand up, rip up all the papers into very small pieces, throw them into the air and yell out "Merry Christmas." If you're really daring, ask for another copy of the exam. Say you lost the first one. Repeat this process every 15 min.

7. Come into the exam wearing slippers, a bathrobe, a towel on your head, and nothing else.

8. Come down with a BAD case of Tourette's Syndrome during the exam. Be as vulgar as possible.

9. Bring things to throw at the instructor when s/he's not looking. Blame it on the person nearest to you.

10. As soon as the instructor hands you the exam, eat it.

11. Every 5 min. stand up, collect all your things, move to another seat, continue with the exam.

12. Turn in the exam approx. 30 min. into it. As you walk out, start commenting on how easy it was.

13. Get the exam. 20 min into it, throw your papers down violently, scream out "Darn it!" and walk out triumphantly.

14. Arrange a protest before the exam starts (ie. Threaten the instructor that whether or not everyone's done, they are all leaving after one hour to go drink.)

15. Show up completely drunk (completely drunk means at some point during the exam, you should start crying for mommy).

16. Comment on how sexy the instructor is looking that day.

17. Come to the exam wearing a black cloak. After about 30 min, put on a white mask and start yelling "I'm here, the phantom of the opera" until they drag you away.

18. If the exam is math/sciences related, make up the longest proofs you could possible think of. Get pi and imaginary numbers into most equations. If it is a written exam, relate everything to your own life story.

19. Try to get people in the room to do a wave.

20. Bring some large, cumbersome, ugly idol. Put it right next to you. Pray to it often. Consider a small sacrifice.

21. During the exam, take apart everything around you. Desks, chairs, anything you can reach. 22. Puke into your exam booklet. Hand it in. Leave.

23. Take 6 packages of rice cakes to the exam. Stuff at least 2 rice cakes into your mouth at once. Chew, then cough. Repeat if necessary.

24. Ask to go to the toilet, and then sound the fire alarm

25. Walk in, get the exam, sit down. About 5 min into it, loudly say to the instructor, "I don't understand ANY of this. I've been to every lecture all semester long! What's the deal? And who the hell are you? Where's the regular guy?"

26. Do the entire exam in another language. If you don't know one, make one up!

27. Bring a black marker. Return the exam with all questions and answers completely blacked out.

28. Every now and then, clap twice rapidly. If the instructor asks why, tell him/her in a very derogatory tone, "the light bulb that goes on above my head when I get an idea is hooked up to a clapper. DUH!"

29. From the moment the exam begins, hum the tune Amazing Grace. Ignore the instructor's requests for you to stop. When they finally get you to leave one way or another, begin whistling the theme to the Walls are falling down.

30. After you get the exam, call the instructor over, point to any question, ask for the answer. Try to work it out of him/her.